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How Did Reynolds American’s ‘All Other’ Segment Perform in 4Q15?
RAI’s increase in revenue was driven by the continued strong performance of Vuse Digital Vapor Cigarette in 4Q15.
Will Philip Morris Beat Wall Street Revenue Estimates in 4Q15?
For 4Q15, the Wall Street consensus revenue estimate for Phillip Morris is $6.5 billion, an 8.8% decrease from the revenue in the corresponding quarter last year.
Why Did Reynolds American Rise on June 20?
Reynolds American (RAI) has a market cap of $73.4 billion. It rose by 1.6% to close at $51.03 per share on June 20, 2016.
Reynolds American’s Santa Fe Business Sees Strong 3Q15 Results
Reynolds American’s Santa Fe subsidiary’s 3Q15 revenue rose 21.8% to $0.21 billion in 3Q15 compared to $0.18 billion in 3Q14.
How Does Reynolds American Compare to Its Peers?
Reynolds American’s peers have outperformed it based on price-to-earnings. However, Reynolds American is ahead of its peers based on price-to-sales.
Philip Morris Let Down Investors with 1Q16 Earnings
Philip Morris International (PM) released its 1Q16 earnings on April 19, 2016. The company’s adjusted diluted EPS fell 15.5% to $0.98 compared to $1.15 in 1Q15.
What’s the Latest News from Philip Morris?
Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $136.3 billion. It rose 0.47% to close at $88.18 per share on December 6, 2016.
Can Favorable Pricing and iQOS Help Philip Morris’s 2Q16 Revenue?
Philip Morris (PM) is set to release its 2Q16 earnings results before the Market opens on July 19, 2016. PM’s earnings and revenue missed the consensus Wall Street analyst expectations in 1Q16.
Philip Morris Plans to Increase Market Share of iQOS
Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $153.4 billion. It rose by 0.14% to close at $99 per share on August 12, 2016.
Why Was High-Yield Bond Issuance Slow Last Week?
Last week brought the total US dollar-denominated issuance of high-yield debt to $66.5 billion in 2016 YTD—47.0% lower than the same period in 2015.
No Sign of Improvement in Philip Morris’s 1Q16 Operational Margin
Gross margin and free cash flow Philip Morris’s (PM) gross margin decreased 0.7 points to 65.5% in 1Q16, compared to 66.3% in 1Q15. Despite the adverse currency impact, Philip Morris is focused on generating strong free cash flow in line with last year’s level. The company’s free cash flow (or FCF) increased by more than […]
Why Did Reynolds American Rise 14% on October 21?
Price movement Reynolds American (RAI) has a market cap of $67.3 billion. It rose 14.0% to close at $53.78 per share on October 21, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 13.8%, 10.3%, and 19.6%, respectively, on the same day. RAI is trading 14.1% above its 20-day moving average, 11.2% […]
Philip Morris Starts Its New Manufacturing Facility in Italy
Price movement Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $159.0 billion. It fell 0.19% to close at $101.53 per share on September 23, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 2.7%, 1.4%, and 17.9%, respectively, on the same day. PM is trading 1.4% above its 20-day moving average, […]
Altria’s Wine Segment Delivered Robust 1Q16 Results
Altria Group’s (MO) wine segment’s 1Q16 net revenue rose 8.2% to $0.15 billion compared to $0.13 billion in 1Q15.
A Look at Reynolds American’s 3Q16 Performance
Price movement Reynolds American (RAI) has a market cap of $66.3 billion. It fell 2.1% to close at $46.29 per share on October 19, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -1.7%, -2.9%, and 2.9%, respectively, on the same day. RAI is trading 2.2% below its 20-day moving average, 4.5% […]
Altria’s 4Q15 Wine Segment Revenue Increased
Altria’s (MO) fiscal 4Q15 net revenue for its wine segment increased 7.4%. Full-year 2015 revenue increased 7.6% to $0.2 billion.
Why Philip Morris’s 1Q16 Market Share Declined in Asia
Net revenue for Philip Morris’s (PM) Asia region decreased 8.7% to ~$2 billion in 1Q16. This compares to $2.2 billion in 1Q15.
Moody’s Expects Marijuana to See Limited Revenue
On May 8, Moody’s provided insights into the potential of the US and Canadian marijuana industries.
Philip Morris Downgraded to ‘Neutral’
Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $140.6 billion. It fell 0.89% to close at $90.42 per share on January 4, 2017.
Vector Group Declares Dividend of $0.40 per Share
Vector Group (VGR) has a market cap of $2.7 billion. Its stock rose 0.82% to close at $20.97 per share on December 6, 2016.
Gabelli Downgrades Johnson Controls Stock to ‘Hold’
In fiscal 2016, JCI reported net sales of $37.7 billion, a rise of 1.3% YoY (year-over-year).
Reynolds American Declares Dividend of $0.46 per Share
Reynolds American (RAI) has a market cap of $76.9 billion. It fell 0.26% and closed at $53.96 per share on December 1, 2016.
Why Philip Morris’s iQOS Sales in Japan Are Promising
According to the WHO, under the current regulatory regimes, the percentage of the cigarette smoking population is expected to fall from 22% to 19% by 2025.
Jefferies Gave Philip Morris International a ‘Hold’ Rating
Jefferies has initiated coverage of Philip Morris International with a “hold” rating and set the stock’s price target at $96 per share.
Citigroup Gave Philip Morris International a ‘Neutral’ Rating
Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $159.4 billion. It fell 1.7% to close at $98.93 per share on September 13, 2016.
Goldman Sachs Upgrades Philip Morris International to ‘Conviction Buy’
Price movement Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $162.2 billion. It rose 3.2% to close at $100.64 per share on September 12, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -1.1%, 1.8%, and 16.9%, respectively, on the same day. PM is trading 0.49% above its 20-day moving average, […]
Moody’s Affirmed Philip Morris’s Ratings
Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $155.4 billion. It rose by 0.78% to close at $99.17 per share on August 10, 2016.
CLSA Upgrades Reynolds American to ‘Outperform’
Reynolds American (RAI) has a market cap of $71.8 billion. Its stock rose by 0.53% to close at $49.18 per share on August 8, 2016.
Will Higher Pricing Increase Altria’s 2Q16 Operating Margin?
Altria’s (MO) 1Q16 gross margin rose to 58.6% compared to 57.9% in 1Q15.
Can Philip Morris’s Stock Maintain Its Peak after 2Q16 Results?
Philip Morris’s stock price fell by 1.3% to $99.28 after it released its 1Q16 earnings.
Can Philip Morris Beat Its 2Q16 Earnings Expectations?
The Wall Street consensus analyst expectation for Philip Morris’s adjusted diluted EPS in 2Q16 is $1.19 per share.
ICSID Dismisses Philip Morris’s Lawsuit against Uruguay
Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $160.6 billion. Its stock rose by 1.3% to close at $103.09 per share on July 8, 2016.
Analyzing Tobacco Companies’ 1Q16 Inventory Levels
1Q16 inventory levels were lower for tobacco companies due to falling cigarette shipment volumes.
Could Acquisitions Mean Opportunities for the Tobacco Industry?
The US tobacco industry is highly concentrated Its three leading players accounted for a combined retail (XRT) volume share of 86% in 2014.
Why Did Philip Morris Fall 4% on June 24?
Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $151.6 billion. It fell by 4.1% to close at $97.71 per share on June 24, 2016.
JPMorgan Chase Upgrades Philip Morris to ‘Overweight’
Philip Morris International (PM) has a market cap of $156.1 billion. It rose by 0.58% to close at $100.73 per share on June 17, 2016.
Vector Group’s Quarterly Dividend of $0.40 per Share
Vector Group (VGR) has a market cap of $2.7 billion. It rose by 0.56% to close at $21.59 per share on June 1, 2016.
RAI’s Awareness Campaign for Its Natural American Spirit Brand
Reynolds American’s (RAI) Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company’s Natural American Spirit brand aligns with consumers seeking authentic products. The company notes that Natural American Spirit brand is made of natural, additive-free tobacco.
Reynolds American’s Stock Price Has Risen by 9.8% Year-to-Date
During 1Q16, Reynolds American’s board approved an increase of 16.7% in its quarterly cash dividend to $0.42 per share, or an annualized $1.68.
RAI’s Innovation Transformation, No Ban on Flavors from FDA
Reynolds American’s (RAI) key to transformation is robust results and an active innovation pipeline. The company formed RAI Innovation Company to seek alternatives to traditional cigarettes.
Reynolds American’s Drive Brands Comprise 93% of Its Portfolio
Reynolds American’s (RAI) acquisition transaction with Lorillard and its related divestitures to Imperial Tobacco (ITYBY) occurred in order to shift cigarette volumes into RAI’s drive brands.
Why Altria’s 1Q16 Smokeable Segment’s Shipment Volume Rose
Altria Group’s (MO) smokeable product segment’s net revenue rose 3.8% to $5.4 billion in 1Q16 compared to $5.2 billion in 1Q15.
By How Much Did Altria’s 1Q16 Earnings Outperform Estimates?
Altria Group (MO) released its 1Q16 earnings on April 28, 2016. Its adjusted diluted EPS (earnings per share) rose 14.3% to $0.72 in 1Q16.
Vector Group Is Issuing 7.75% Senior Secured Notes Due in 2021
Vector Group (VGR) has a market cap of $2.6 billion. VGR fell by 2.1% to close at $21.14 per share on May 2, 2016.
Philip Morris’s 1Q16 Shipment Volume Declined in Russia
PM’s increase in revenue on a constant currency basis was primarily due to favorable pricing of $0.1 billion, driven by Russia and Turkey, and partially offset by Ukraine.
How Can Tobacco Companies Improve 1Q16 Inventory Levels?
Inventory levels for 4Q15 were lower for tobacco companies due to declining shipment volume of cigarettes. The overall cigarette industry volume declined 0.5% in 4Q15.
How Does Reynolds American Stock Look Compared to Peers?
Reynolds American’s (RAI) stock price rose 2.2% to $48.50 on February 11, 2016, after results were announced.
Vector Group Just Declared a Quarterly Dividend of $0.40 Per Share
Vector Group fell 1.2% to close at $22.35 per share on March 2. VGR’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -2.1%, -5.2%, and -5.3%, respectively.
Philip Morris’s Revenue Missed due to Lower Volumes in 4Q15
Philip Morris International’s (PM) reported revenue, excluding excise taxes, fell 11.2% to $6.4 billion in 4Q15 compared to $7.2 billion in 4Q14.
Weighing Altria Group’s Strengths and Opportunities
Altria’s major strength is its diversified portfolio, which includes wine and beer assets. Altria has the most diverse business model among US peers.
Analyzing Reynolds American’s Strategy Behind the Lorillard Acquisition
On June 12, 2015, Reynolds American completed its acquisition of Lorillard and related divestitures. Lorillard is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reynolds.
How Reynolds American Keeps Improving Its Product Distribution
Reynolds American distributes cigarettes through direct wholesale deliveries from a local distribution center and several public US warehouses.
Reynolds American: Strengths and Opportunities on the Horizon
Reynolds American’s biggest strength is its diverse brand portfolio. The company has built some of the best-known cigarette brands.
Reynolds American’s Competitive Positioning: Porter’s Five Forces
The US tobacco industry consists of a few tobacco giants. The industry concentration has increased with Reynolds’ acquisition of Lorillard.
Understanding Altria’s Wine Business Segment
Altria’s subsidiary Ste. Michelle is a leading producer of Washington state wines. It owns wineries and distributes wines in several regions and countries.
Altria’s Nu Mark Subsidiary: Innovation in Tobacco Products
Altria has another core business subsidiary called Nu Mark, which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of innovative products, including e-vapor products.
Altria Group’s Smokeable Tobacco Product Segment
MO’s tobacco business segment consists of smokeable and smokeless tobacco products. The company’s smokeable tobacco companies include PM USA and Middleton.
Philip Morris’s Growth Hurdles Ahead: Weaknesses and Threats
Philip Morris faces an exceptional level of scrutiny, taxation, and regulation. Global health consciousness and ongoing litigation also pose a threat.
Philip Morris’s New Innovative Products in the Reduced-Risk Tobacco Market
Philip Morris now develops innovative products for adult smokers based on new technologies and trends. It aims to use reduced-risk products to compete.
Philip Morris’s Initiatives to Boost Distribution and Manufacturing Channels
Philip Morris oversees the distribution of tobacco products in more than 180 countries and territories and owns 50 manufacturing facilities across 23 markets.
The 2014 Revenue Wobble in Philip Morris’s Asia Segment
Philip Morris’s Asia revenue decreased 16.9% in 2014. The region contributed to 29.3% of the company’s total revenue. Its operating profit decreased by 31%.
Introducing Philip Morris International
Incorporated in Virginia in 1987, Philip Morris is a leading tobacco company whose revenue in 2014 was ~$80 billion—$29.8 billion after excise taxes.